Plus-size? More Like My Size | Ashley Graham | TEDxBerkleeValencia

  • Опубликовано: 27 май 2015
  • Internationally-known body activist, model and entrepreneur, Ashley Graham, describes her journey into fashion industry stardom. She doesn't leave out any gritty details, as she describes the challenging and rewarding progression toward becoming her own role model. Inspiring body confidence in the next generation, Ashley expresses the need for the universal embrace of body diversity as beauty paradigms continue to shift.
    Ashley Graham, 27, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and discovered in a mall at the age of 12. Her natural beauty and effervescent personality led to her signing with an international modeling agency at the age of 13, launching her successful, diverse career. Ashley has worked in numerous areas of the fashion industry including editorial, catalogue, runway, commercial, television and film. Recently she stared in #CurvesinBikinis, a campaign with swimsuitsforall that made her the first plus size model to appear in an ad in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition. Recently, she was one of five models included in’s “The Best Lingerie Comes in All Sizes” feature. As a role model and body activist, Ashley is regularly invited to speak at numerous high schools and girls’ groups about body image, self-acceptance and female empowerment.
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Комментарии • 4 268

  • It’s Free Real Estate
    It’s Free Real Estate 49 минут назад

    I’m considered thin but my stomach sticks out farther than my chest. From the front I look normal, but from the side I look very different. I’m working on it and trying to exercise more to become the healthiest version of me

  • Kandi Jenner
    Kandi Jenner 3 часа назад

    So positive thank you !!!

  • Prettypinkfro
    Prettypinkfro День назад

    I do love her

  • West Korea
    West Korea 5 дней назад

    Dude I wish I had her body

  • Salah Abdulwahid
    Salah Abdulwahid 13 дней назад

    westerner primarily think of pleasure, they respect and like beautiful women and disgust the unbeautiful one! women are human not a tool of pleasure

  • Negin Ehsan Jawid
    Negin Ehsan Jawid 15 дней назад

    I wanna be a ted talk speaker one day

  • Kirti Chandorikar
    Kirti Chandorikar 16 дней назад +1

    My queen...😘

  • panda panda
    panda panda 18 дней назад +1

    ❤️ I LOVE Ashley Graham

  • Helene Martinez
    Helene Martinez 18 дней назад +3

    How do you become this confident?? I would love to be like this!

  • Slices of SIB
    Slices of SIB 19 дней назад +1

    THICCQ, this is a woman

  • Simone Regina
    Simone Regina 19 дней назад

    She's barely plus size. And what's wrong with liking the term plus size? She literally makes it sound like an insult to be plus size

  • Ana Patricia
    Ana Patricia 20 дней назад

    For Brazil, curve is most comum tipe of body and beautiful!! Just like me! Follow me at Instagram: @ana.vilanovaplus

  • alex nuy
    alex nuy 22 дня назад

    thank you Ashley , i learn very much from you .

  • Sbengisu yild
    Sbengisu yild 24 дня назад

    stop critisizing normal bodies in the name of plus size, i wanna burn all the fashion industury owner's houses.

  • RoseIsDreaming :3
    RoseIsDreaming :3 25 дней назад

    Plus size models always have thin faces, and i have a slim-thicc body but a really chubby face so it really annoys me, since i just wanna cut off my face and put a new head on my body

  • Jill Costello
    Jill Costello 25 дней назад

    Everyone is beautiful. Before you leave a mean comment think how you would be affected if someone said some rude about you. You don’t need validation to gain confidence.

  • Mariia Kuchera
    Mariia Kuchera Месяц назад

    Well, her weight is quite ok, and she looks pretty and beautiful, It's not that time when weight looks like illness. She's healthy.

  • Joseph Barry
    Joseph Barry Месяц назад

    I love the First Amendment !

  • Hiba Maslouhi
    Hiba Maslouhi Месяц назад

    I love ashley so so much i admire her she literally changed my life and thinking ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • param sunart
    param sunart Месяц назад

    Ashley Graham has to improve her brains. Sorry. You are beautiful but many plus size models are infact obese and could have multiple heart problems. Tress holiday is an unfortunate result of this movement, which could cause many heart problems for multiple people including her.

  • Felicia Angela
    Felicia Angela Месяц назад

    I think a girl's forver beauty admirer is her mother, like Ashlye, my mom also always say that i'm pretty, and at the worset look that i have my mom always say that, "you're pretty, what ever her look, pretty woman is still pretty"

  • aleyna Yantra
    aleyna Yantra Месяц назад

    Çoğu zayıf kadından daha seksi özgüvenli ve cesur bir kadın

  • Nandan Bhat
    Nandan Bhat Месяц назад +1

    It's more about body shape than that of size, she has the perfect body shape

  • HI I'm a perso
    HI I'm a perso Месяц назад

    Okay but when will they make a bodybuilder do a ted talk about girls and guys complaining theyre “too big”

  • Yum hi
    Yum hi Месяц назад

    I’m really proud for her

  • Claudia Vlahović
    Claudia Vlahović Месяц назад


  • Naved Qureshi
    Naved Qureshi Месяц назад

    If I won't

  • Naved Qureshi
    Naved Qureshi Месяц назад

    I don't know is this possible or not get marig with you

  • Naved Qureshi
    Naved Qureshi Месяц назад

    Always I proud of you i so happy after watch your show

  • Naved Qureshi
    Naved Qureshi Месяц назад


  • Naved Qureshi
    Naved Qureshi Месяц назад

    I seen anything I just love you i don't care I love your every part becose I'm in love with you ❤❤❤❤💘💘💘💘

  • Daniel Kelly
    Daniel Kelly Месяц назад


  • Vik Dan
    Vik Dan Месяц назад

    I totally agree! I only wish to hear this kind of talk even towards the male world. There's plenty of men struggling with their body image too, but still nobody ever speaks for them! Likewise, for unknown reasons body-shaming is considered much less seriously towards men than for women.
    Beauty is not an exclusively feminine matter (why should it be?)!

  • Eazy A
    Eazy A Месяц назад

    If there were more girls like her I could see growing up, I wouldn't be stressing out about my body this much.

  • r naiborhu
    r naiborhu Месяц назад

    i want her self-confidence! Viva the curvies!

  • Gülbeyaz Akkurt
    Gülbeyaz Akkurt 2 месяца назад


  • Jay Petrova
    Jay Petrova 2 месяца назад

    Multiple different countries

  • gunslingr45
    gunslingr45 2 месяца назад

    In my culture, that's a perfect body right there.

  • ceyloo 7
    ceyloo 7 2 месяца назад

    She s very beautiful and talended I hope she will be a popular

  • Farabee Pushpita
    Farabee Pushpita 2 месяца назад +1

    nobody knows if she is healthy or not except for ashley and her doctor. stop acting like you know her, like you know how much she eats or exercises, like you know her BMI. you don't know a thing and therefore can make no judgements. this isn't "glorification of obesity" (bc she's not even obese and actually exercises intensely if you look at her insta), this is merely enabling people to love themselves. in a world where models are stick-thin, of course ashley looks obese for some but she is not. and stop educating people on their own health - i assure you, they have amucha much better idea than you do.

  • Zee Cdele
    Zee Cdele 2 месяца назад

    She's the plus size that carries herself well.

  • Monochrome SBT
    Monochrome SBT 2 месяца назад +3

    This made me cry. No more starvation diets. I guess it's fine as long as I am not at any health risk.

  • Alexandra Bk
    Alexandra Bk 2 месяца назад

    What is so ironic though, is that she ,like many other models, supports that "beauty comes from within" by reinforcing and promoting an industry that degrades human beings by focusing solely on their appearance 🤔

  • Marcus Hill
    Marcus Hill 2 месяца назад

    Unlike that other girl, whats her
    kardashian this woman is ALL REAL

  • Bad Bunny
    Bad Bunny 2 месяца назад

    So we gonna act like your not wearing spanks take off all the shape wear all the editing on your pics its not beautiful

  • Isang Limbu
    Isang Limbu 2 месяца назад

    type 1 diabetes? more like type 2

  • Meag
    Meag 2 месяца назад

    How do sizes work in the US? when she said size 8 or whatever, how do they get that size cause there are different sizes (pants,bra,shirt)

  • Zehra Dağüstün
    Zehra Dağüstün 2 месяца назад


  • Pişir Bakalım
    Pişir Bakalım 2 месяца назад

    Seni sevmeyi seçiyorum 👍

  • saida chary
    saida chary 2 месяца назад

    i want to her mail
    she is a good body activist

  • Abhishek Kumre
    Abhishek Kumre 2 месяца назад

    Every human is beautiful
    We should love ourself
    Jab hum khud ko samajh lete hai toh dusre Kya sochte hai Fark nhi pdta

  • Drawing Corner
    Drawing Corner 2 месяца назад


  • Annyvee
    Annyvee 2 месяца назад +3

    Lord you guys.
    She's just promoting body positivity and a healthy lifestyle.. don't be so melodramatic.

  • rare paw
    rare paw 2 месяца назад


  • Lets go party turn up
    Lets go party turn up 2 месяца назад

    Ashley is a saviour of this generation

  • bandd1
    bandd1 2 месяца назад

    beautiful face and not so beautiful body.Also this body cant run cant jump.Not an effective machine.

  • gamaliel sendy
    gamaliel sendy 2 месяца назад


  • Maria Gutierrez
    Maria Gutierrez 2 месяца назад

    She looks like Cindy Crawford

  • Suzie suzi
    Suzie suzi 2 месяца назад


  • Sunshine Oluoha
    Sunshine Oluoha 3 месяца назад

    This is so Apt, it's a constant effort to love yourself, a daily work! I think we all need time on that journey! You are amazing Ashley

  • Sunshine Oluoha
    Sunshine Oluoha 3 месяца назад

    This is so Apt, it's a constant effort to love yourself, a daily work! I think we all need time on that journey! You are amazing Ashley

  • Mel B.
    Mel B. 3 месяца назад +1

    Look at all the triggered guys here

  • Maya Trez
    Maya Trez 3 месяца назад

    I wouldn't even consider her plus size

  • Fedoua Oumamar
    Fedoua Oumamar 3 месяца назад

    give me 1% of your confidence i will solve all my broblems

  • ocean baby
    ocean baby 3 месяца назад

    I think she has a great body!!!!!

  • Rawan Sawwan
    Rawan Sawwan 3 месяца назад

    The heavier you are the harder it is to kidnap you
    Stay save eat cake 🍰🍰🍰

  • aiyana sakic
    aiyana sakic 3 месяца назад

    I’m plus size but do you know what I say to everyone that is love who you are because there is only one you

  • Ingeborg Odgaard
    Ingeborg Odgaard 3 месяца назад +3

    Looooove her! She is really is the best.

  • Kmita
    Kmita 3 месяца назад

    Yes, thank u!! We need this power and Movement in Poland!!🖌🎆💪🔌

  • Steven Like
    Steven Like 3 месяца назад

    Inspirational! 💪🏽🙏🏾

  • Genna Maples
    Genna Maples 3 месяца назад +1

    whoever disliked this video has an actual problem

  • D T
    D T 3 месяца назад

    Eyes, look like Justin Timberlake wife

  • TheFakeSerenity_
    TheFakeSerenity_ 3 месяца назад

    mate i don't care what anyone says she Hot!

  • efe toraman
    efe toraman 3 месяца назад

    Ha si ordan obur.

  • sunshine and moonlight
    sunshine and moonlight 3 месяца назад

    She is very pretty...

  • Rahma Ayman
    Rahma Ayman 3 месяца назад

    i admire her Confidence 👌👏💙💙

  • Liz Graham
    Liz Graham 3 месяца назад

    I remember seeing this picture of a model that was size 10 and the were calling her plus size. What?? That's like the dress size of the average women. I agree Ashley it's a joke.

  • Edepsiz Edip31
    Edepsiz Edip31 3 месяца назад +1

    *Maximum 10 years later !!!! beauty is over !!!!*

    • Edepsiz Edip31
      Edepsiz Edip31 3 месяца назад +1

      +Lynette Scribner 10 years ago : ))

    • Lynette Scribner
      Lynette Scribner 3 месяца назад

      Edepsiz Edip31 How long ago was your 10 years up?

  • Buk David
    Buk David 3 месяца назад

    Idk but she's voluptuous and I'm attracted to her.

  • B
    B 3 месяца назад

    Im straight and im attracted to her??

  • Jessica Widjaja
    Jessica Widjaja 4 месяца назад

    looks like knapper mirror from IKEA

  • unprinceaparis
    unprinceaparis 4 месяца назад

    She's got a totally perfect body, i'm in love with that girl !

  • eric oes
    eric oes 4 месяца назад

    "No thigh gap. I want the thighs chafing. Friction burn." -Chabuddy G aka The Brown Casanova aka the off-white Bruce Forsyth.

  • MarlyyBaybee Balde
    MarlyyBaybee Balde 4 месяца назад

    She is Gorgeous god bless her

  • Mel B
    Mel B 4 месяца назад

    Wish I had her body but I’m shaped like a little boy 🙄

  • Mo Ana
    Mo Ana 4 месяца назад

    But can she get into a size medium swim suit with large or extra large bra size from PINK..? Not saying I am the thinnest or a size small ... but I know she can’t get into a PINK swim suit ,.!!
    I own 3 pink swim suits ... and I have a little chub in the belly area etc... and I don’t like my chubby belly not one bit !!
    And I am aloud to not like my chub ... but I still think I am Gorgeous and I can still get in a size medium ..!!

  • Holly Effvi
    Holly Effvi 4 месяца назад

    I am soo attracted to her

  • pacnite
    pacnite 4 месяца назад +1

    If she lost a few pounds she would be a dime

  • BestInsta'mix Fashion
    BestInsta'mix Fashion 4 месяца назад

    woow amazing body

  • Asja Kresevljakovic
    Asja Kresevljakovic 4 месяца назад

    👏My👏 queeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen👏💕

  • Otto Roberts
    Otto Roberts 4 месяца назад

    If I were into women I’d be all over Ashley !

  • farheen bharam
    farheen bharam 4 месяца назад

    I do live in insecuritiess but I m gonna find myself for who I m.

  • Far_ Bye
    Far_ Bye 5 месяцев назад +5

    When you are confident
    +1,000,000 beauty

  • Natalie Eve
    Natalie Eve 5 месяцев назад

    Watching for the 20th time 💖

  • Onuh Onyinye
    Onuh Onyinye 5 месяцев назад

    In Africa you are perfect just with those curves and size

  • N Rosario
    N Rosario 5 месяцев назад

    Most men would rail that. And brag about it later.

  • King Panda
    King Panda 5 месяцев назад

    Like I'd honestly go straight for her

  • Amrit Puri
    Amrit Puri 5 месяцев назад +1

    But she is saved by her extremely stunning beautiful face!

  • Lilly Daniel
    Lilly Daniel 5 месяцев назад

    How does one become plus size?

  • Ramona Soants
    Ramona Soants 5 месяцев назад

    she is fantastic.